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These are the companies with the worst reputations, as voted on by the Ranker community. Anyone can add to this real-time ranking of hated companies known, not for getting it right, but for getting it wrong. Some of these are brands we love to hate because their products are questionable, and some are hated because they do loathsome things... but they have one thing in common: you don't think good things when you see them.

These are companies with the worst reputations across many different industries including financial, tech, and retail. They come from the US, the UK, and beyond. These are all brands with bad reputations because of the way they treat their workers, harm the environment or provide bad customer service. You probably would not want to work for these companies. Vote on the companies with the worst reputations and leave a not in the comments explaining why you feel that way.

What companies have the worst reputations? There are some pretty big companies on this list that don't have great reps. Throughout history, which kinds of companies and industries have the worst reputations has evolved. Once it might have been tobacco companies, in other times, oil companies, and today fast food chains and those evil cable companies. Regardless of what these companies sell and do, they are known for not treating their customers well, and generally being just the worst.
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251 10
Morgan Stanley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Guest_f57dc5c9-f8d8-42bc-a494-ff20d63adc49 added Morgan Stanley Investment banking, Financial Services, Security Brokers

The Greatest TV Shows of All Time The Best Adventure Travel Companies

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226 6
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Wo... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
srini added Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Tourism, Hospitality, Hotels and Motels

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220 5
Automatic Data Processing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Automatic Data Processing Business process outsourcing

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217 13
CNN is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Guest_35ad001a-346e-475d-b79d-1c012236b9f7 added CNN Radio Broadcasting Stations (networks)

5
94 2
KPMG is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jbrowning added KPMG Accounting, Auditing, and Bookkeeping Services (auditing accountants)

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159 7
Cisco Systems, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Cisco Systems, Inc. Telecommunications equipment, Optical Networks Equipment, Networking hardware

7
350 106
United States Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

8
229 24
Standard & Poor's is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Standard & Poor's Financial Services

9
104 4
Red Hat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
captg added Red Hat

10
141 3
Westcon-comstor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gmellon added Westcon-comstor

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225 44
Verizon Communications is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Verizon Communications Telephone Communications, Except Radiotelephone, Telecommunications

12
383 103
Halliburton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Halliburton Oil and Gas Field Services^! NEC, Energy industry

13
263 78
JPMorgan Chase is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
JPMorgan Chase Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

14
182 57
Deutsche Bank is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Deutsche Bank Investment banking, Financial Services, Commercial Banking

15
119 5
CVS Pharmacy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
kmorgan added CVS Pharmacy Pharmacies and Drug Stores

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168 28
The ADT Corporation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jamesandrewmc added The ADT Corporation Telecommunications, Access control

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323 66
Time Warner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
film snob added Time Warner Music industry, Mass media, Media

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402 128
Monsanto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Monsanto Agriculture, Chemical industry, Agrochemical

19
342 115
BP is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
BP Petroleum industry, Petroleum Refineries

20
289 108
Bank of America Corporation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Bank of America Corporation Bank, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

21
435 181
Walmart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walmart Department store, Retail, Variety Stores

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102 26
Capital One is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
jeffrey99 added Capital One State Commercial Banks, Financial Services

23
223 120
Exxon Mobil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Exxon Mobil Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction, Natural gas

24
186 68
American International Group is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
American International Group Financial Services, Fire, Marine

25
195 94
Citigroup is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Citigroup Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

26
292 95
Comcast is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Comcast Mass media, Telecommunications, Cable television

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23 0
3M is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
bjeffr added 3M Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus, Biotechnology, Manufacturing - Hillbillies and ignoramuses worse than Washington D.C.

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237 100
Philip Morris International is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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251 120
Facebook is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Facebook Social Network

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159 72
Academi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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153 76
Bank of America Home Loans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Bank of America Home Loans Finance, Mortgage Bankers and Loan Correspondents

32
63 30
Walgreens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Walgreens Retail

33
239 225
Goldman Sachs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Goldman Sachs Private equity, Investment banking, Financial Services

34
132 76
Wells Fargo is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Wells Fargo Investment banking, Financial Services, National Commercial Banks

35
146 105
General Motors is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
General Motors Motor Vehicles and Passenger Car Bodies, Automotive industry

36
35 7
Samsung is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Nicholas8 added Samsung

37
105 100
Google is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Google Search Engine Marketing, Advertising, Software

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175 109
Starbucks is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Starbucks Coffee and Tea Manufacturing, Coffeehouse, Limited-Service Restaurants

39
112 107
General Electric is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
General Electric Motion Picture and Video Production, Electrical and electronic equipment, Home appliance

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100 94
Union Carbide is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Union Carbide Manufacturing

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77 63
Dow Chemical Company is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Dow Chemical Company Manufacturing, Chemical industry, Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing

42
120 86
Delta Air Lines is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Delta Air Lines Airline, Transportation, Air Transportation

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185 178
Fox News Channel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
WarrenMitchell added Fox News Channel

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97 66
Chrysler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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68 52
Carnival Cruise Lines is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
gamedemon24 added Carnival Cruise Lines

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83 62
Chevron Corporation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Chevron Corporation Mining, Petroleum industry, Crude Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

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122 93
The Walt Disney Company is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
The Walt Disney Company Mass media, Media, Motion Picture and Video Production

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132 112
Apple is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations

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88 65
Shell Oil Company is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
Shell Oil Company Petroleum industry, Other Gasoline Stations, Gasoline Service Stations

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99 60
The History Channel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Companies with the Worst Reputations
WarrenMitchell added The History Channel